American Drinkers are Seeing Red

Our Stories / September 18, 2014 / No Comments.

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Without overthinking it, answer this question as quickly as you can: Do you think more Americans prefer red wine or white wine? You may not be surprised to hear that more Americans drink red wine, but we actually guessed white wine. Online retailer Naked Wines compiled some interesting data surrounding this discovery, which found 58 percent of Americans prefer red wine (that spans all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds). The Washington Post took a further look at this information:

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  • Cocktail Corner: The 12th Man

    Cocktail Corner / September 18, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Let’s face it: It’s only Week 3 and that beer belly of yours is already in Playoff condition. Why not switch out a few of those Buds for a more efficient form of intoxication? Even if you don’t bow down to Richard Sherman, we know you can appreciate a good cocktail. After a few of these on game day, your neighbors will hear why Seattle calls their fans the 12th man.

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    Her Shot: Country Music Cocktails

    Cocktails / September 17, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Country music has always been popular in America, but it has become even more so over the past few years. While pop music tends to be more about the glitz and the glamour, country music has established itself as fun, relatable, and down-to-earth. To celebrate our nation’s love for a good country song, today (September 17) is known worldwide as International Country Music Day. This is the type of day where you’re encouraged to put on your boyfriend’s jeans, a fitted flannel shirt, and a cowboy hat, and just hang out and listen to your favorite country artists.

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    Herb-Infused Simple Syrup for a Lasting Summer

    Our Stories / September 17, 2014 / No Comments.

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    As summer reaches its end (*tear*), we know some of you are probably stuck with an excess of produce from your home garden. Yes you can pick the rest of your tomatoes and throw them into a salad, but what should you do with the remaining leftovers? Surely you can’t just let them freeze over and go to waste—especially your herbs.

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    Hands Free Wine Holder?

    Our Stories / September 16, 2014 / No Comments.

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    We’re all familiar with the Baby Bjorn – you know, that hammock like infant cradle that parents wear on their chests to tote their kids around? Well, now there is one for your wine glass. Yup, you read that correctly. Our friends at Hammacher Schlemmer (they brought you the glass froster) are at it again.

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    Cacao Fruit Stars in New Liquor

    Our Stories / September 16, 2014 / No Comments.

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    There’s a new liquor called Solbeso – it’s sort of like a weird cousin of tequila – and we are definitely intrigued. The chocolate lover in us perked up first when we heard that Solbeso is distilled from cacao fruit, but then we learned that it doesn’t taste anything like chocolate. How can something be derived from cacao and not have a hint of chocolate in it? Because chocolate comes from the bean portion of the plant and Solbeso comes from the fruit that surrounds the bean in the cacao pod. Cool, right?

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    Wine Club by Whole Foods

    Our Stories / September 15, 2014 / No Comments.

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    If you’re a Whole Foods fan (or just a fan of wine) you should probably prepare yourself. The chain announced the upcoming October 1st launch of their very own Wine Club. They are collaborating with Wine.com to offer members four shipments of 6 bottles each year. That’s right, 24 bottles delivered right to your doorstep. Each shipment will set you back $125 including shipping.

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    The Days of Marshmallow Vodka Are Behind Us

    Spirits / September 14, 2014 / No Comments.

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    There was a night, maybe four or five years ago, when you were out with your friends and you noticed that someone was drinking whipped cream flavored vodka. Your initial reaction was to vomit, but you quickly collected yourself and moved on, trying your very best to forget about the whole thing.

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    The Man Cave: Kahlua Joins Forces With The Dude

    Man Cave / September 14, 2014 / No Comments.

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    Okay, so you’ve seen The Big Lebowski, right?

    Oh god, please tell us you’ve seen this epic cult classic.

    If you haven’t seen The Big Lebowski, please slap yourself, go watch the film, and then come back and read the rest of this blog. Thanks.

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